[vox-tech] Installing Java

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 29 13:39:08 PST 2004

Quoting Ken Bloom (kabloom at ucdavis.edu):

> On Debian, the best way to install Java is to download the binary
> installer and then use make-jpkg from java-package to create .debs of
> Java that do the right thing.

For Java2 v. 1.5.  If you're content with 1.4 for now, try using this as
an apt source:

# Sun Java J2r1.4
deb ftp://ftp.tux.org/pub/java/debian woody non-free

Then, you don't need to build your own .debs .

It is said[1] that the Blackdown group is working on v. 1.5 packages,
which will then likewise be offered as .debs .

[1] http://www.blackdown.org/java-linux/java2-status/

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